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Poster: copyrights.org Date: Nov 10, 2011 8:51am
Forum: web Subject: $8 million in revenue

The latest tax return of the Internet Archive shows they earned over $8 Million in revenue from "web crawling and hosting" services. Who is buying these services? Is the data being sold? Is Alexa buying it? Trademark and Copyright lawyers? Is the data being used against the publishers?

It seems to me that this revenue stream is the reason they are making it difficult to "opt-out." The people buying the data probably don't think it is as valuable if there are gaps. Is this the case?

I am looking into the agreement with the Library of Congress. IA says it is a "partnership" and "collaboration" but the Library of Congress says they are contracting for services. Which is it?

I am waiting to get copies of the contracts between IA and LOC.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDetective John Carter of Mars Date: Nov 10, 2011 4:38pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: $8 million in revenue

@"web crawling and hosting" services. Who is buying

maybe info
http://www.archive-it.org/

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Poster: jory2 Date: Nov 11, 2011 6:17am
Forum: web Subject: Re: $8 million in revenue

"@"web crawling and hosting" services. Who is buying

maybe info
http://www.archive-it.org/"

So what you're saying is the Internet Archive is selling and distributing the content they collected to their 3rd party affiliates?

My property was illegally collected stored and published on this website, after months of back and forth I was assured that my content was not simply "blocked" from view but deleted from the IA servers.
I was then told that my content was "blocked" and "excluded" from any further crawls, but that it was not deleted, when I asked why the IA refused to delete my property I was not given an answer.
Mars what you posted makes perfect sense as to why the IA refuses to delete content.
Thanks for that.

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Poster: jory2 Date: Nov 10, 2011 9:58am
Forum: web Subject: Re: $8 million in revenue

The information I received regarding the LOC was that the IA scans their collections.
The IA is considered a Commercial website, non-profit does not mean non-commercial, there's nothing illegal when selling a legal service.
I would think the IA makes a great deal of revenue selling their scanning services.
You can very easily find their scanning fee's by doing a simple google search.